Perennials

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Plants

Common Name Latin Name Description
Dwarf Moringa Moringa oleifera Easy to grow as an annual in the North! Moringa contains 46 antioxidants, 18 amino acids & is a complete protein. This is a very special dwarf variety from India. Unlike other varieties of moringa, this tree will remain short and is very well suited to container growing, which makes growing it in the U.S. much easier. Moringa is native to the tropics and the subtropics; container growing will allow you to bring your tree inside for the winter. This plant is prized for its very high-protein leaves, its rich concentration of minerals and vitamins, and its heavy load of anti-oxidants! Leaves, blooms, seeds and immature seedpods, called “drumsticks”, are edible; seeds are source of a high-quality oil. WARNING: Roots are reputed to be poisonous, do not eat!
Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus The famous, tropical lemon-flavored herb of Thai cuisine. It has long, slender, pale green stems that are thick and fleshy. We just love the wonderful flavor this herb adds to soups, curries and stir-fries. We enjoy cooking with it often. This perennial must be grown in warm weather or inside to keep from freezing. We are pleased to offer this rare and much requested seed.
Sea Kale 'Lily White' Crambe maritima Perennial in USDA zones 4-8, harvest in the second year. Sure to be the next biggest craze in northern permaculture, this edible perennial is as tender and gourmet as it is rugged and reliable. Sea Kale, aka scurvy grass, is a native to the European coastline. For hundreds if not thousands of years, peoples from the north Atlantic to the Black Sea have scoured the coastline to forage it as an edible delicacy similar to asparagus. The edible possibilities transcend harvesting for shoots; you can also eat the leaves as a tasty kale green. The Royal Horticultural Society has also awarded this gorgeous perennial with a Garden of Merit award. Thanks to its incredible ornamental beauty, the white blooms are stunning and attractive to pollinators. Plants reach 2.5-3 feet in height and 2.5 feet in width.